Messages 1984 to 2000
Jesus: On self-defense.
July 6, 1999
Santa Cruz, California
Received through K.S.
_Dear Father in Heaven, I pray for a great inflowing of Your Love at this time. Our friend in E___ has asked if it is acceptable in the Eyes of God to defend his family from being murdered by killing the intruder. I pray I will not presume to know what the angels will say - let me be a clear channel for their thoughts. Amen_
I am here now to write, my dear sister in Christ and you indeed have been influenced to receive a message on this subject.
I am your friend and brother in the Christ Spirit, Jesus of the Bible who is Master of the Celestial Heavens and I come to you today to deliver my thoughts and love and guidance on this subject of “self-defense.”
I know and understand that one is strongly motivated to pick up arms against an intruder because it is only natural to defend oneself and their family, whom they love, against being harmed. You might compare this to … a wild, hungry tiger coming into your home - you would take all measures possible to protect yourselves from being eaten by that tiger. And while it is not out of harmony for a wild animal to seek for food, it is definitely out of harmony for a person, a child of God, to seek to destroy another person for reasons of greed, desire to control, following a dictator for reasons unknown.
A person needs to take a good, hard look at why they take part in certain activities. Oftentimes they are sold a “bill of goods” so to speak, which they could easily have seen through if they had wanted to question the validity of such claims, but, for their own personal reasons, they have decided to buy into the sham “to protect their country.” They may want an easier lifestyle and they find out, of course, that it isn’t easier but, at the same time, go along with the program.
The mind can be convinced of many untruthful things because of “programming.” You can see evidence of this all over the world today. You can see it in discrimination against different cultures and races. It is a difficult task to reverse and make right the wrongful and sinful programming accepted by the unloving heart and mind - it often takes generations to reverse some of these wrong thoughts and attitudes. So when a situation arises where these sick minds have accepted the domination of someone giving orders to destroy another human being for the purpose of “protecting their country,” they are guilty of perpetuating unloving acts. They are the ones who will have to pay the penalty for their sins and even though it would be through their sinful actions which would cause others to defend themselves and their families, the latter are responsible for their own actions as the other parties are responsible for their actions. Granted, it would intensify their penalty when pushing someone to the point of feeling the need to retaliate, but even so, the retaliation will be answerable by the doer [of the unloving act.]
When one prays sincerely over a prolonged period of time to come into harmony with God’s Laws of Love, certain higher laws go into effect bringing forces to bear which cannot be explained on this page or in a language which can be understood by the reasoning mind. These laws work as unfailingly as the material law of gravity and other actions and reactions you are so familiar with. They cause certain people to be in certain places at certain times to avoid the onslaught, to escape, as it were, the need to bear arms.
When a praying person is devoted to living in harmony with God’s Laws of Love, he will be bringing himself up to be governed by higher spiritual laws. He will have “miracles” happen around him which will eliminate the need for him to kill or be killed.
Often, when a person is faced with this choice, it is on the unaware level - a desire to “get even” or to destroy the destroyer, and even though this is a lesser evil than being the instigator of evil, it nonetheless is out of harmony with love. It is your choice and I will say a very difficult one to only pray for protection from evil and even pray for the soul of the perpetrator, but it is the highest and best spiritual pathway to follow. When evil befalls you and you and or your family move on to your next phase of life [in the spirit world], you will discover your rewards, you will then be happy that you decided to take the pacifist stand.
You may wonder how then will the world be saved if all the pacifists go into the spirit world as a reward for their lovingness? But I will explain that it is very much in antithesis to [human] nature to be in the role of antagonist. They will realize at some point, even though this realization may be after they become spirits, that to [antagonize] was wrong and they will be extremely sorry and, at this point, they will be ready to pray for mercy and forgiveness and want to change their ways.
You may think “what good will that do when they have already lived their life of destruction and caused havoc and set bad examples for others to follow?” But this is where the spiritually minded will be able to see that earth life is but a moment in eternity and what you do here to exemplify God’s Love in your life in whatever small way you are able will do more for the cause of peace than any amount of “defending” against the enemy. Your impact will be greater, your heart will be fuller and you will experience spiritual laws at work in your life which will lead you away from harm.
I know it may be a hard pill to swallow, but it is the best medicine for a future harmonious outcome. It may defy reason to explain what a significant impact one would have on the attacker if one says “I’ll pray for you” or “God help redeem your soul.” Somewhere, deep down in that person’s negative layers of behavioral programming, there is a knowledge of right and wrong and their soul knows that what they are doing is wrong. Have you noticed that armies of aggressive countries often have members who want to surrender rather than return to their leaders? Do you not see this as evidence of their lack of desire to serve in ways which go against their heart’s desires?
I will leave you with these thoughts and will say that you have received the gist of my message very well this morning. I am well pleased.
I am your friend and brother in Spirit,
Jesus of the Bible
Master of the Celestial Heavens